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In the Field With PEDv By: 11/13/2014 @ 2:54pm

How nasty is the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus? Take this example from last winter. A group of 62,000 sows on 16 farms in a 10-mile radius in Missouri all broke…

Increasing Global Appetite for Protein Boosts Exports By: 10/30/2014 @ 2:13pm

Global meat consumption is still ascending. Its expected growth is pegged at about 1.9% per year from 2014-2023. Meat…

Cattle Cycle, Record Prices Stretching Through Early Spring -- Economist By: 10/27/2014 @ 2:48pm

Remember the "Cattle Cycle?" It essentially dictates where cattle prices are and where they should be going, as…

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Ebola Risk For U.S. Hog Herd 'Extremely Low' -- Vet By: 10/10/2014 @ 9:57am

Just hearing or seeing the word "Ebola" these days can send shockwaves of fear through the population, regardless of how rational or irrational that fear may be. The disease has dominated the evening news and…

Expansion Will Trim Hog Profits in 2015 By: 10/02/2014 @ 1:09pm

The 2014 edition of the Pork Powerhouses report shows U.S. and Canadian hog producers are riding high on record profits due in large part to herd cuts stemming from the devastating porcine epidemic diarrhea…

2014 a Big Year for the Big Boys in the Hog Business By: 09/30/2014 @ 2:41pm

Hogs made history this summer. Pork producer profits were, quite simply, enormous -- averaging $82 profit for each hog marketed in the third quarter. "I've never seen anything like it," says…

South Dakota October 2013 Blizzard Not Linked to Climate Change By: 09/29/2014 @ 2:12pm

(Story courtesy of South Dakota State University Marketing & Communications)When it comes to extreme weather events, last year’s October 3-5 blizzard that dumped anywhere from 20 to 55 inches of snow on…

Build Your Beef Herd to Boost Your Profits By: 09/23/2014 @ 1:56pm

Beef prices are stacking up to all-time highs. Consumers are not only paying more for beef at the grocery store, they are willing to pay premium prices for USDA graded prime beef. Only 3% of all carcasses…

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